Thursday, September 21, 2006

'I got my money back, hell yeah,'

Gosh, that liberal media sure does get the truth out, doesn't it. Black people... and red people, and brown people, and yellow people, and a few white people don't like George Bush. We need a new Congress to neuter this puppy. Vote in November.

Buyer's remorse: The Bush story the press won't tell:
"Here then, is some much-needed historical perspective to put Bush's standing in context:

* According to Gallup, on the eve of President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination, he was suffering the worst job-approval ratings of his presidency -- 58 percent.

* In 1968, when the war in Vietnam was claiming hundreds of U.S. casualties each week, President Lyndon Johnson was considered so unpopular that he didn't even run for re-election. Johnson's average Gallup approval rating for that year was 43 percent.

* When Reagan's second term was rocked by the Iran-Contra scandal, his ratings plummeted, all the way down to 43 percent.

* This year, according to the Gallup numbers, Bush has averaged an approval rating of 37 percent."

Here's a reason we need a new House and Senate. The Republican's really are trying to drown the baby in the bath tub..... how do you like THAT mix of metaphors? (If Katrina wasn't proof enough).

PBS set to reveal 'stealth campaign' to cut healthcare, education:
"PBS newsmagazine NOW this week plans to target what producers are calling, 'a stealth campaign for deep cuts in social services,' RAW STORY has learned.

The program is to examine ballot initiatives across the nation that it will characterize as deceptively-titled attempts to slash funding in health care and education. 'Initiatives with titles like 'Taxpayers' Bill of Rights' and 'SOS - Stop Over Spending'' will be the focus of the segment."

It may sound trite, but the "Buy locally, think globally" movement is what can save this pitiful dirtball from we termites called humans. And as a serious carnivore I kinda like the idea of going to the farm and picking out my beef for the next few months. I'd get to bond with the animal before I grill his ass over an open flame. (probably want to slow roast his 'ass', though). And coming from the south, I'm about a generation removed from consuming this type of food.

Consumers are going to the source for pastured beef, pork, poultry and eggs:
"Jeff and Katie Hagan are never stuck wondering what's for dinner -- not with 80 pounds of beef in the freezer.

The San Francisco couple buy a quarter of a pastured steer at a time, frozen and neatly wrapped as roasts, steaks and burgers, plus oddball cuts never seen in an American supermarket -- ones they've learned the hard way whether to give a long braise or a fast sizzle.

Like a fast-growing number of American carnivores, the Hagans are opting out of the mega-feedlot meat system. They're buying directly from a local rancher or farmer who raises meat animals the old-fashioned way, on grassy pastureland."

So Ol' Griz here runs a beer makin' shop in my neighborhood. I've pass by it often and have said (for the past 5 years) that I should stop in there sometime. I haven't, but I will now after reading this article about the 'character' that runs the place.

The king of beers and good conversation:
"'As long as I can remember, my main goal in life has been to be a character.' So I was told several years ago by Gregory William Miller Stein, co-owner and resident of San Francisco Brewcraft, a home-brew supply shop in the Richmond District.

To all outward appearances, the man had fulfilled his destiny. He had the look: white hair down to his shoulders, matching beard, the Jerry Garcia-style wire-rimmed glasses, well over 300 pounds packed into a 6-foot 2-inch meat matrix. His indisputable bearlike quality had earned him the requisite nickname: Griz."

Florida man takes 50-foot dive for $20:
"PALMETTO, Florida (AP) -- Mark Giorgio figured a 50-foot plunge was worth $20. Giorgio, 47, was counting his money and walking across the U.S. 41 bridge over the Manatee River Monday when a $20 bill blew out of his hand and flew over the rail.

He followed. And plummeted 50 feet into the river. Then he swam about 100 yards to fish the bill from the water.

'I got my money back, hell yeah,' Giorgio told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 'Twenty bucks is a lot of money when you're broke.'


Anonymous said...

interesting stuff. thanks.

AAW said...

you got, davy!